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Just what has the IRS been up to?

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During fiscal year 2008, the Internal Revenue Service collected more than $2.3 trillion in taxes and processed more than 250 million returns and filed more than 101 million returns. Want to know what else the IRS is up to? It’s all in the annual IRS Data Book, which was posted on the Web today. The… Continue Reading Just what has the IRS been up to?

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that Colorado’s cigarette smoking rate significantly declined from 1998 through 2007. The CDC analyzed data from the 2007 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System survey and found that smoking prevalence decreased in 44 states including Colorado – which decreased from 22.8 percent in 1998 to 18.7 percent in… Continue Reading Coloradoans butting out: 10-year smoking trend declining

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Police bust local I.D. theft ring

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Colorado Springs Police have arrested three local people accused of running a small identity theft ring. Fox 21 News is reporting that police arrested 24-year-old Corey Barnett Skinner, 32-year-old Mark Nielsen, and 22-year-old Amanda Stillwell. All three are accused of stealing and using credit card information from at least 48 people. They’re also accused of charging… Continue Reading Police bust local I.D. theft ring

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Eleven debt management and credit counseling companies have settled investigations with the Colorado Attorney General office under credit and consumer laws that went into effect last year. The companies will refund a total of $923,370 in program fees to 912 Colorado consumers. Debt management companies generally work with unsecured debt such as credit cards and… Continue Reading Eleven debt management companies settle with A.G.

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Will Pat Bowlen sell the Broncos?

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Things just aren’t what they used to be for the Denver Broncos. Ticket sales are lagging and a host of new faces, including that of the head coach,  don’t feel like neighbors to Denver fans. Is it time for owner Pat Bowlen to throw in the towel? The Bleacher Report considers the issue.

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The House Business Affairs and Labor Committee delayed a vote yesterday on a proposed law that would let workers who are “locked out” during labor disputes collect unemployment benefits. House Bill 1170, sponsored by Rep. Edward Casso, D-Commerce City, has drawn opposition from business leaders who said the legislation gives unions the upper hand in… Continue Reading Committee delays vote on ‘locked out’ labor pay

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Sand Creek Library ready to reopen March 21

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The Sand Creek Branch Library will re-open March 21 after a five-month remodeling and expansion project.The $2.4 million renovation project was paid for through the Pikes Peak Library District budget, with $340,000 in fund-raising specifically for the project. The district still needs to raise $274,000 to finish the project. Sand Creek is one of the… Continue Reading Sand Creek Library ready to reopen March 21

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Marian House rechristened

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The new Marian House Self Sufficiency Center will become the Bishop Richard C. Hanifen Center on March 17.Hanifen is bishop emeritus of Colorado Springs. The Hanifen Center at Marian House will house most of Catholic Charities emergency and transition services as well as programs in collaboration with other social service agencies. The Marian House Life… Continue Reading Marian House rechristened

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Hazardous waste collection extending hours

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Beginning this Saturday, the El Paso County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility, 3255 Akers Drive, will accept drop offs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. the second Saturday of each month.The facility’s regular hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Last year more than 10,000 residents recycled more than 214,000 pounds of… Continue Reading Hazardous waste collection extending hours

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Mayor panhandling for USOC cash

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Since the end of January, Mayor Lionel Rivera has been attempting to raise $1.5 million from wealthy, civic-minded individuals to prop up the troubled deal between the U.S. Olympic Committee, LandCo Equity Partners and the City of Colorado Springs. As the Business Journal reported today, the USOC deal is stalled because of LandCo’s apparent inability… Continue Reading Mayor panhandling for USOC cash

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